About Teledyne CETAC Technologies


​Teledyne CETAC produ​cts and services are used in every industry where rapid and accurate determination of elemental trace levels are required. Major industrial segments benefiting from our product-based solutions include semiconductor manufacturing, environmental analysis, and petrochemical manufacturing.

Our advanced products and services include:

​CETAC History

​Cetac Technologies Inc. was founded in 1985 in Ames, Iowa.  

The original company logo is given at right. Note the distinctive overlay of ​​Bessel functions in the logo.​ 

1985 CETAC Logo.jpg

​Cetac had offices in Ames, Iowa and Omaha, Nebraska from 1989-1991

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​1989 - Introduction of the Liquid Sample Introduction Products (U-5000 Ultrasonic Nebulizer) *designed by John Sutton - see below1989 U-5000
​In 1991, CETAC moved their office to 5600 S. 42nd Street in Omaha Nebraska.CETAC building 1991.jpg
​​1993 - Introduction of ASX-500 Autosampler1993 - ASX-500 Autosampler.jpg
​1995 - Introduction of U5000AT+ Ultrasonic Nebulizer and the ASX-100 Micro-Autosampler.1995-U5000AT+.jpg
​1997 - Introduction of the ADX-500 Auto-Dilution System
​1998 - The second generation autosamper was introduced, the ASX-510 Autosampler.  The SDS-550 Sample Dilution System was also introduced this year.

​CETAC Technologies was sold in 2000 to SD Acquisition Inc., a company owned by Mr. Stephan “Steve” F. Dwyer.  Mr. Dwyer was an early CETAC investor, and the company (dba CETAC Technologies) remained in Omaha, NE​

Steve Dwyer.jpgCETAC signage from 2000.png
​2010 - The ASXpress Rapid Sample Introduction System was releasedASXpress with autosamplers.JPG

​CETAC Technologies was sold in 2013 to Teledyne.  Company  operations continue in Omaha, NE as Teledyne CETAC Technologies.​

Teledyne CETAC Logo
​In 2014, after 4 years of a development and co-branding partnership with Photon Machines, they became part of the Teledyne family.

CETAC Product Design Origins

John Sutton-Senior Engineer.jpgJohn Sutton played an instrumental role in product designer for CETAC.  Some of the noteworthy products John developed are:​
  • USN Commercialization
  • Innovative autosampler design (tube in tube) for sample uptake, mechanical movement and overall system ruggedness. Basis of current ASX-500 series, known as the industry standard.
  • Direct Injection Nebulizer. First commercial system for total sample consumption.
  • Novel design for micro autosampler ASX-100 with moving circular tray and stationary sample probe. Key to geology and semiconductor market entrance.​